the lost friendship

I’ve learned recently that friendships can’t be forced. It’s been a tough lesson. A few years ago I spotted a potential friendship, and set to work developing it into an amazing bond that would last for years and years. By “work,” I mean investing. I really made this one a priority. I liked this young […]

being challenged

It was only a few weeks ago that our angelic, well-behaved toddler “tested the waters” of defiance by looking at me and saying NO when I asked her to put something away. She stated her point more strongly by tossing the toy on the ground and moving several steps away. I remember the moment clearly […]

not one but two

In our family, we’ve found that the test of a father comes with the second child. When we only had one baby, Gregory was involved, but his responsibilities were limited, while my main job was caring for Sophia. I had warned him this would change when Zoe was born, and we’d have to ‘double up,’ […]

spoiled

You’re probably thinking the title refers to one of my sweet baby girls. I’m actually talking about myself! I have a spouse who could be described as “steady,” which means he scrubs the bathtub for me and hangs up his own clothes. Today he took on a challenge which would leave many men shaking in […]

expecting

There’s a reason I haven’t posted much this year… Her name, for now, is Strawberry Bartos, and we expect her arrival in 3-4 weeks. It’s been a wonderful pregnancy, though it’s starting to become a bit of a challenge to keep up with Sophia Ruth these days! ย My Sophia is eighteen months old, and at […]